While the rest of the country can look forward to cooler temperatures in the next couple weeks, people in the southern states know that we have to slug it our with summer until at least October. I think that's why I see Fall decorations go up so much earlier around here. Kind of a fake it until you make it approach. (or force it:) People up north can take their cooler temps for granted knowing they will be there. On the other hand we have to wish hope and guess when they will be here. So for lack of knowing, we just decorate. The kids and I hit Hobby Lobby to check out the goods on Saturday. That Hobby Lobby is tricky. The FALL decorations are 40% off but NOT the Halloween decorations. Which I found out much to my chagrin after my kids fell in love with some cool Halloween monsters and had already created stories for them. Isn't Halloween considered Fall? I stuffed my cheapness down and paid full price (GASP!) for some of the stuff. Which is almost going against everything I believe in, especially when it comes to Hobby Lobby. I comforted myself by using the standard 40% off coupon on one of the items. Ok point being.......we got us some cool Halloween decorations and I bought all of the stuff to make this Candy Corn Wreath I had my eye on that I found at Whipperberry.com by way of Houseofsmiths.com. It was really easy to make and it didn't take half as long as I thought.
|The full price kids. :) My kids had been playing with them and making up wonderful stories by the time we got to check out.|
|My Candy Corn wreath. I can't believe I put this on my door on September 3rd, but the red white and blue wreath didn't look right either:) Were pressing on to Fall! Willing it to happen!|